As the unique sights of An Giang province, Tra Su cajuput forest is famous for its rich flora and fauna and beautiful natural landscapes. Coming here, you will be overwhelmed by the cooling paths between the two rows of green cajuput and the fresh air filled with birds.
Tra Su cajuput forest – A symphony of wild nature
Re-opening after days of social separation, Tra Su cajuput forest had a strong reconstruction, plain products, cajuput vegetation, water hyacinth, lotus, gun … proliferate and get rich. add to the jungle’s priceless treasury. The days of social isolation are also the time for Tra Su to rest after long months of welcoming visitors.
According to the Management Board of Tra Su tourist area, since the suspension of activity due to the Covid-19 epidemic up, the density of birds, storks, cauldron, etc. has been increasing. The chirping of birds throughout the day creates a resonant sound of the mangrove forest.
Previously, when visiting Tra Su cajuput forest, you could only occasionally see the birds perched on the dirt, now the birds have confidently spread their wings to fly around the forest.
In the absence of tourists, the ecology here has wholly returned to the natural environment with the proliferation and proliferation of countless species of plants and animals. Recently, tons of fish have been released to the wild by the investors, increasing the biodiversity for the melaleuca capital of the Southwest region.
Flocks of storks and cauldron flutter their wings in the deep blue sky; the sound of leaves rustling in the wind, the sound of running water, etc. creates a peaceful and mellow setting. Coming to Tra Su cajuput forest is like coming back to beautiful nature, immersed in the harmony sound of birds, relieving sorrow and stress after months of fatigue from disease.
Experience travel to Tra Su Cajuput Forest
Tra Su cajuput forest is located in Van Giao commune, Tinh Bien district, An Giang; Long Xuyen city nearly 100km. As one of the typical destinations of An Giang water-rising season tourism, this is a mangrove forest with the most abundant flora and fauna in the Southwest region.
With an area of up to 850ha, there are currently 70 species of birds, 11 mammals, 25 reptiles, and 10 species of fish. In addition, the cajuput forest is the gathering place for 140 plant species belonging to 52 families and 102 genera, including 22 species of timber and many other trees.
To go to Tra Su cajuput forest, from TP. Ho Chi Minh City, you can buy tickets to Chau Doc at the Western bus station for about 150,000 – 300,000 VND / trip. From Chau Doc, you follow Tan Lo Kieu Luong, follow Highway 91. When passing Tra Su bridge in Nha Bang town, Tinh Bien district, turn left along Tra Su channel to reach cajuput forest.
Journey to explore cajuput forest
Tra Su cajuput forest welcomes you with long green canals and a fresh air, faintly scent characteristic of cajuput. Your journey will start with the cute switches, crept into every corner of the forest.
As a famous destination of An Giang, the price of services here is quite comfortable. It only takes you 50-60,000 VND / person for a single lift from 3-5 people to visit the cajuput forest in 2 hours. The natural landscape here will make you feel like you are immersed in a fantasy dream realm.
The small boats make waves to take you deep inside the Tra Su forest to admire the pristine natural scenery, tranquility and learn about the wildlife of the animals and birds here.
The most suitable time to visit Tra Su forest is from August to November in the lunar calendar. This is the water-rising season in the Southwest region. During this time, you will have the opportunity to learn about the unique plants and animals of the flood season.
You should visit the forest early in the morning to enjoy the fresh, cooling atmosphere before the sun rises that brings the heat. The early morning or late afternoon is the time when the forest is most lively, when the chirping birds spread their wings to find food or fly back to the shelter after a long day.
In addition to the charming natural scenery, the Tra Su forest management board has now built many high-art works, which are extremely magical check-in points for young people such as Vietnam’s longest wooden bridge across the mangrove forest or the bird’s nest pier, etc.
Coming to cajuput forest, do not forget to stop by the Observatory to admire the panoramic view of the forest from above with a 25km long-range telescope. From here, you can see the peaceful small villages of Khmer people, green rice fields, jaggery trees silhouetted against the sky, etc.
In addition to taking a quick tour of the mangrove forest, you can also rent bicycles to stroll and photograph the wildlife here. If you have a lot of time, you should visit the handicraft villages around Tra Su tourist area such as silk weaving village, Khmer brocade village, beekeeping village for honey, melaleuca oil extract area …
Tra Su cajuput forest resort is also a place where you can enjoy many rustic delicacies, full of local flavors such as grilled hamster, grilled snakehead snakehead, crazy snapper fish hotpot …
As the pride of An Giang tourism, Tra Su cajuput forest is full of the most typical features of nature in the river region with the typical ecosystem of the mangrove forest area west of the Hau river.
Source: Du Lich Vietnam